Our work covers a wide range of activities related to archaeology and heritage. The terms used for this work can vary between countries and states. Below is a list of commonly used archaeological terms, and how we understand and define them.
Maritime Archaeology Physical remains of humanity’s interaction with the sea. This does not only include sites such as shipwrecks, but also refers to coastal sites such as shipyards, jetties, wharves and breakwaters. Therefore, maritime archaeology encompasses both land …
Maritime Heritage This term not only encompasses archaeology, but also maritime related sites which are generally still in use. Examples include jetties, wharves, and seawalls which have heritage value. FEATURED PROJECTS Halvorsens Sorrento Sea Wall
Underwater Cultural Heritage
Underwater Cultural Heritage The practice and study of tangible cultural remains underwater, also known as submerged terrestrial. This requires an understanding of site formation processes and how materials behave when immersed. It also includes archaeological sites that are …
Historical Archaeology Commonly refers to archaeology in Australia since British colonisation in 1788. Increasingly, the term ‘Non-Aboriginal’ archaeology is used to recognise that Aboriginal cultural heritage did not cease in 1788. FEATURED PROJECTS Darlinghurst Sydney Hotel Hill End
Archaeological or Heritage Assessment
Archaeological or Heritage Assessment A document which assesses the archaeological potential and cultural heritage significance of a site. Such a study utilises archival (primary sources held in State or National archives) and historical research (e.g. published books), previous …